Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

8:00 AM

Software Test Automation ‚Äčand System Design

Presented by: Kate Jordan
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

In this session I'll share with you one of the most valuable lessons that I've learned as a software engineer. From what I've seen it's not something that colleges or courses have nearly enough emphasis on for the impact that it has. Both on your skills, and the health of the systems you work...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: Software QualityTags: Programming Principles, System Design, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Java Anti-Patterns

Presented by: Vitaliy Matiyash
Time: Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

God object, spaghetti code, magic numbers? Anti-patterns are traps that developers encounter frequently due to lack of time, carelessness, inexperience, or pressure from project managers. Rushing can lead to big problems for applications in future, so you need to know how to avoid potential...

Room: Salon GTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Java, Backend, Programming PrinciplesFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:15 AM

MSBuild Unleashed: Breaking Free From Complex CI Pipelines

Presented by: Dan Siegel
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

In today's rapidly evolving software landscape, Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) are the linchpins of a streamlined and efficient development process. However, with myriad build platforms, technologies, and tooling, we often find ourselves entangled in complex build...

Room: Salon ATrack: DevOpsTags: .NET, Programming Principles, CI/CDFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Black Box Techniques for Unit Tests

Presented by: Jenna Charlton
Time: Thursday 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

One of the greatest strengths of modern development is the ease of unit testing for many languages and frameworks. Obviously, you’re testing your code–but are you thoroughly testing it? Are you testing the right things? Is there more you could be testing? Enter black box testing techniques....

Room: Salon HTrack: Software QualityTags: Programming Principles, Code Quality, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
10:30 AM

Tactics for Building Background Services in .NET

Presented by: Kevin Griffin
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mature applications often find themselves in the predicament of having to do work "behind the scenes." Frequently this could be simple tasks such as sending emails or updating statistics. Or it could be something more complicated, like processing incoming files or building reports. These tasks...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: ArchitectureTags: .NET, C#, Backend, Programming Principles, Cloud, Architecture, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
11:45 AM

A Contrarian View of Software Architecture

Presented by: Jeremy Miller
Time: Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time the past half decade across multiple companies working with very large, long running enterprise systems. Especially in long running, constantly changing systems, you want the code to be easy to understand, relatively painless to extend or modify, and when...

Room: CypressTrack: ArchitectureTags: Programming Principles, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
1:00 PM

Prime (re)Factoring

Presented by: Steve Smith
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

You've probably heard of refactoring, but did you know the term originates from the process of factoring programming code? In mathematics, factoring is used to pull out factors of numbers through division, and importantly prime numbers have factors of only themselves and the identity constant,...

Room: OrangeTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NET, C#, Object Oriented Programming, Programming Principles, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
3:30 PM

Aerospace Engineering for Computer Scientists

Presented by: Ilyana Smith
Time: Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

It IS rocket science! What does the International Space station have to do with basic programming principles? What considerations need to be taken into account when computers go to space? How does putting people in space make systems more complicated? In this session, you’ll get the answers to...

Room: Salon BTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Programming Principles, Project ManagementFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
4:45 PM

What Does Security Look Like When Building AI?

Presented by: Robert Herbig
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Anyone who is working with AI or considering doing so should care about security. When considering building an AI-powered system or product, the traditional attack surfaces and mitigations still apply. However, new attack surfaces can be present depending on the specific AI approaches used. In...

Room: Salon ETrack: SecurityTags: Programming Principles, Security, Machine LearningFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

AI for Highway Maintenance

Presented by: Jordan Thayer
Time: Thursday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Software touches every aspect of our lives, and no where is that clearer than in the automotive industry. With the recent surge to AI for self driving cars, we lose sight of adaptive cruise control, anti-lock breaks, and in-cab media centers that all require software to operate. However, did you...

Room: Salon GTrack: DataTags: Programming Principles, Machine Learning, PerformanceFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

8:30 AM

Application Architecture Patterns

Presented by: Joseph Guadagno
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Architecting an application can be challenging. What do you do to keep your application flexible to ever-constant requirement changes? How do you handle landscape changes (cloud, on-premises, databases)? How do you avoid over-engineering the application? How do I make sure my application plays well...

Room: CypressTrack: ArchitectureTags: Programming Principles, Architecture, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Writing Secure APIs - A Look at the OWASP 2023 API Top 10 List

Presented by: Darylynn Ross
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

OWASP published a new API top 10 list in July of 2023. There are some old favorites hanging around (I'm looking at you Authentication) and some new comers like Server Side Request Forgery and Unrestricted Access to Sensitive Business Flows. This session will cover the new top 10 list and take a...

Room: NileTrack: SecurityTags: Programming Principles, Security, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Testing Mayhem on the Basic Side

Presented by: Jeanette Kalb
Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Did you ever wonder how a QA managed to find something you didn’t on that last feature card? Hint, it’s not magic, but there is a lot of mayhem. Your quality professionals need your help to help them test better. This talk will provide insight as to what your QA person goes through when deciding...

Room: Salon BTrack: Software QualityTags: Programming Principles, Code Quality, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview
9:45 AM

Platform as a Product: the future of Agile and DevOps

Presented by: Brad Nelson
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Cross-functional teams and full-stack developers have become the expectation in today's highest-performing teams. However, as technology needs become more complex and solutions begin to scale, it becomes increasingly difficult for software engineers to balance expertise across all layers of the...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: DevOpsTags: Programming Principles, DevOps, Agile, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Clean Architecture with ASP.NET Core 8

Presented by: Steve Smith
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Clean Architecture is a very popular approach for DDD and Microservices, and for good reason. It's not a new approach, and went by other names in the past (e.g. Onion, Hexagonal, Ports-and-Adapters). One of the main benefits of the approach is its focus on business logic and its reduction in...

Room: OrangeTrack: ArchitectureTags: .NET, C#, Backend, Object Oriented Programming, Programming Principles, Architecture, System Design, Code QualityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Expect the Unexpected: Handling Exceptions in Enterprise Applications

Presented by: Kito Mann
Time: Friday 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

One of the most common reasons for software defects is poor exception handling. The more complex the application, the more difficult it can be to track down the root cause of a bug. An exception at the service or database layer may manifest itself as unpredictable behavior at the user interface...

Room: Salon HTrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: Java, Programming Principles, Architecture, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
11:00 AM

Practical Auth(entication|orization) for Developers

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It's never been easier to launch a website or expose services over HTTP. It's also never been easier to make rookie mistakes in the authentication of those services. This session is designed for the average developer/architect that's struggling to make sense of modern authentication options. You'll...

Room: NileTrack: SecurityTags: Programming Principles, SecurityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Async Masterclass

Presented by: Stephen Cleary
Time: Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You've mastered async and await, but you find you need more powerful tools. This is how to build them. Tired of reading articles about async that just don't go deep enough? Here you go. This is the async masterclass. There are no breakfast food analogies here. Except bacon, because bacon is...

Room: Salon ATrack: Programming PrinciplesTags: .NET, C#, Programming PrinciplesFormat: General SessionLevel: Advanced
12:15 PM

Blood, Sweat, & Code Reviews

Presented by: David Giard
Time: Friday 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Code Reviews can sometime be painful and time-consuming, but they are an important part of delivering quality software. A Code Review provides an opportunity to share knowledge, improve code and catch potential problems before they go to production. This can be a positive experience or a negative...

Room: CypressTrack: Software QualityTags: Programming Principles, DevOps, AgileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate
4:00 PM

From Theory to Practice: Building Reliable Event-Driven Services

Presented by: Hugh McKee
Time: Friday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This talk will delve into the key concepts and strategies for creating effective and efficient event-driven services. We will cover the following topics: Handling at-least-once message delivery: This section will discuss the importance of ensuring that messages are delivered at least once, even in...

Room: Indigo BayTrack: ArchitectureTags: Java, Backend, Programming Principles, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate